Mike Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E. (California), BCEE has been appointed to the advisory committee of the Division on Earth and Life Sciences (DELS), a component of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), formerly the National Research Council (NRC) that oversees the activities of eleven boards.
His appointment is for two years through 2020. Mike has been active with NASEM since 1994 and has chaired two boards and three committees on topics related to site remediation and sustainability in U.S. EPA decision making. The three consensus reports can be downloaded on the National Academy Press website (www.nap.edu).
Mike Kavanaugh is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 40 years of consulting experience focused on the areas of water quality, water treatment, and soil and groundwater remediation. He has served a highly diverse group of private and public sector clients directly, through industry associations, and through attorneys. He was elected into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 1998.
The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1863 at the request of President Lincoln. The Academy has two missions: to honor the nation's top scientists, engineers, and health professionals with membership, and to serve the nation with independent, expert advice.
The Division on Earth & Life Studies is one of seven subject area divisions within NASEM that enlist the nation's top experts to respond to requests for advice from the Federal Government, states, and some foundations.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are distinctively qualified to provide nonpartisan, objective guidance for decision makers on pressing issues. As they have done since their founding in 1863, they marshal the energy and intellect of the nation's critical thinkers to respond to policy challenges with science, engineering, and medicine at their core.
Learn more about the committee: http://www.dels.nas.edu/global/Division-Committee
Learn more about Mike at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/mike-kavanaugh